O’Melveny represented Combate Americas, the premier Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise, in securing a landmark, multiyear rights agreement with DAZN, the live and on-demand sports streaming platform. The deal will bring a minimum of 13 fight nights per year to DAZN.
The parties announced the deal on September 13, 2018; financial terms were not disclosed.
Combate Americas is a fast-rising MMA organization known for its action-packed fights and growing audience within the sport. This monumental deal will bring Combate Americas to English-language viewers for the first time.
Beginning with this weekend’s card headlined by Levy Marroquin vs. Jose “Pochito” Alday, DAZN will be the exclusive home of Combate Americas’ English-language broadcasts in the United States and Canada.
The O’Melveny team was led by Sports Industry Group co-chair Irwin Raij (based in New York) and included Entertainment, Sports & Media counsel Jimmy Fanelly (based in Los Angeles).